Monday, September 14, 2015

Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats


Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
by Alicia Potter   illustrated by Birgitta Sif
Knopf, 2015.  Unpaged.  Picture Book

     Some cats are chickens. That is, they are shy or fearful. Lucky for them Miss Hazeltine has a home for such cats and gives them lessons on Climbing Up followed by Climbing Down, classes on Bird Basics and, at night, Scary Noises. The cats are timid at first, but learn their lessons well. So many cats arrived one Monday that Miss Hazeltine had to go out for milk. Only Crumb knew where she had gone. On her way home, Miss Hazeltine fell into a ditch and hurt her ankles. At home, the cats were worried - but were they worried enough to go out in the dark to look for her, not yet having had the lesson on What to Do When the Lady You Love Goes Missing? Read this delightful picture book to find out if Crumb and his friends will be brave enough to save Miss Hazeltine!

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